Busy night for Blytheville firemen

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Blytheville firemen battle a blaze on Harmon Street early Tuesday morning.

The Blytheville Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 2100 block of Marguerite around 9:47 p.m. Monday evening.

Upon arrival, the house was fully involved with fire and had progressed into the attic area, according to the BFD report. An automobile under carport was also on fire. By 10:30 p.m. firefighters had the fire under control. No one was at the home at the time, but the structure did have active electric and gas utility service. The cause of fire is still under investigation at this time.

Then, around 1 a.m. Tuesday, BFD was dispatched to simultaneous fires in the 2100 block of Marguerite the location of the previous fire and the 1700 block of Harmon for reported house fires.

Firefighters at the Marguerite structure found heavy flames coming from the east side of structure and the flames were quickly extinguished.

Personnel were dispatched from the Marguerite scene to Harmon Street to find a vacant structure fully involved with fire. Fire crews protected the surrounding area and chose to let the fire burn. Crews were dismissed from Marguerite at 2:24 a.m. and at 3:10 a.m. the crew on Harmon Street left. The causes of both fires are still under investigation.

No injuries were reported for any of the three fires.